PM Modi inaugurates 'Sardar Sarovar Dam' on his 67th birthday

On his 67th birthday, PM Modi to dedicate Narmada Dam to nation

The Sardar Sarovar Dam is the biggest of its kind in terms of volume of concrete used in it.

On the occasion of Vishwakarma Jayanti, Modi dedicated the dam to the nation, saying the structure exhibits an "engineering miracle".

Narendra Modi and Nitin Gadkari at the iinauguration of the Sardar Sarovar Dam.

Modi also outlined the financial hurdles the dam faced in its initial years. "The World Bank denied funding for it, but I want to thank the multitude in Gujarat who donated money, and the religious institutions that opened their donation boxes for this dam".

Earlier, Modi had stressed that the dam will start a new chapter in the prosperity of the state.

Reminiscing his days as Gujarat CM, PM Modi said,"I still remember, as CM when I went to border areas I saw BSF Jawans do not have water". Addressing a public rally in Amreli where he inaugurated five projects including an Amar Dairy plant, Dairy Science college and APMC yard, he said Narmada waters will usher in green prosperity for the farmers of the state. "Discipline was in his blood, I salute him". "But, with or without the World Bank, we completed the massive project on our own", he said.

"The soul of Sardar Patel would be showering blessings on us. Sardar Sahab did not get the credit which he deserved after independence, for whatever reasons", PM Modi added.

"Birthday wishes to @PMOIndia @narendramodi Ji", said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Several movements were launched against the Sardar Sarovar Dam, which came under the same umbrella "Narmada Bachao Andolan".

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According to the SSP official, the power generated from the dam would be shared among three states - Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat.

"You know me; I cannot do small things". "This is a befitting reply that the people of Gujarat - especially the farmers - are giving to the BJP for its unpardonable apathy and non-performance", he said.

Surjewala further criticising the Modi government said that it had failed to establish a proper network for the project.

He also did bhoomi pujan for the Amar honey and ice cream plant.

He will also lay the foundation stone for the National Tribal Freedom Fighters' Museum. In 2000-01, the Supreme Court revived NCA and RCNCA and authorised them to supervise rehabilitation and order a gradual increase in height.

The report stated that the NCA allowed the authorites to raise the dam's height by lowering on 30 gates, which will help in the completion of the project.

In 1964, the Centre appointed an expert committee under the chairmanship of Dr AN Khosla, to resolve the dispute.

On the other hand, activist Medha Patkar continued to lead Jal Satyagraha in the rising waters of Narmada at Chota Barda Ghat in Barwani district of Madhya Pradesh. He also released a coffee table book written on the rehabilitation of affected families for the project. "Maximum dam work has been done during our governments".

SAIL has been supplying steel for many prestigious projects taken by the Government for fast- paced infrastructure development of the country.

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